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Getting to the City Center from Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport is located just 10 km from the city center and offers passengers a variety of convenient transportation alternatives to get to the city. Taxis are a easy way to get to the city center and are readily available at the terminal exit. If you don’t have excess luggage another transportation alternative to get to the city is by metro or even bicycle. Other ways to get to the city center from the airport include bus, train, and rental car.

Metro

Newcastle Airport is directly connected to the metro line, making the metro easily accessible from the airport terminal. The metro, which runs every 12 minutes, provides quick transportation to main areas in the city like Haymarket Station and Central Station. The total trip takes about 25 minutes. The metro operates from 5:44 am to 11:58 pm. On Sundays the metro begins to run at 6:27 am.

Car

If you want to drive to the city center from the airport then follow road A696 and connect to the A1 motorway. If you’re not sure what route to take you can always ask for assistance at the airport. You can get a map or navigation device at the airport before you leave.  

It usually takes no more than 15 minutes to drive to Newcastle city center from the airport. If you want to drive to Edinburgh from the airport it takes about 2 hours, if you want to drive to Glasgow or Manchester it takes about 3 hours, and if you want to drive to Darlington it takes about 1 hour.

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient way to get to the city center from the airport and they operate 24 hours a day. You can pay the taxi fare by credit card or cash. Airport taxis feature vehicles that can accommodate 4 to 7 passengers. By calling +44 (0) 191 214 6969 you can book a taxi to your specifications in advance. The on-site taxi service at Newcastle Airport is provided by Airport Taxis. Taxis provide door-to-door service and are a great way to get to other areas outside of the city as well.

Train

Newcastle Airport isn’t directly served by rail. To access the train network you can take the metro, which is accessible directly from the terminal, to the Central Train Station and transfer from there. The metro to the Central Train Station takes about 25 minutes. Once you get to the station you can easily purchase a train ticket from the automated ticket machines.

It takes about 30 minutes to get to Darlington from Newcastle Train Station. It takes 2 hours to get to Edinburgh by train, 3 hours to get to Glasgow by train, and 1.5 hours to get to Leeds by train.

Limousine Rental

Limousine rental services at the airport are provided by Emirates and Newcastle Airport. If you would like to get to the city center via luxurious Mercedes vehicles then you have to call 0845 223 2000 to find out detailed information about pricing and to make a reservation. Limousines are an expensive transportation alternative to get to the city center but they are a very comfortable and exclusive option.

Bus

Newcastle buses are another option that provides passengers with affordable transportation from the airport to the city center. Buses operate 6 days a week. There is no bus service from the airport to the city center on Sundays. Buses X77, X78, X79 provide convenient transportation to locations in the city center like Eldon Square and Ponteland. For more detailed information about buses that provide transportation to the city center from the airport please call 0191 2020 747.  

Bicycle

Newcastle is a bike-friendly city offering passengers an alternative way to get to and from the airport. There are free bicycle parking areas located right in front of the airport terminal. The designated bike paths between the airport and the city center provide cyclists with a safe and enjoyable route to get to the city.

Last Updated: June 10, 2019
Getting to Newcastle International Airport from the City Center

You can get to Newcastle Airport from the city center in about 15 minutes by car. The airport is also accessible by metro, which is a quick transportation alternative. Taxis are readily available in the city and another convenient way to get to the airport.  

Renting a car from the city center, or from the airport, is another comfortable transportation alternative. If you want a more affordable option then consider taking the bus to the airport. If you want a more luxurious and elite experience then consider booking a limousine service. There are designated bicycle lanes all throughout the city that make biking to the airport a viable transportation alternative as well.

Metro

Newcastle Airport is easily accessible from the city center by metro. The metro is also one of the fastest and most practical transportation alternatives. It takes about 25 minutes to get to the airport by metro from stations like Central Station and Haymarket. If you are traveling to Newcastle from other cities nearby you can get to the airport by transferring to the metro at Central Station.

Taxi

Taxis are among the quickest and most convenient transportation alternatives to get to the airport from the city center. Taxis are easily accessible from the city center and get to the airport in about 15 minutes. Newcastle taxi services to the airport are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Train

Although Newcastle Airport is not directly accessible by train you can easily transfer to the metro. The train from Darlington to Central Station takes 30 minutes, the train from Edinburgh takes 2 hours, and the train from Manchester and Glasgow takes about 3 hours. Once you get to Central Station simply transfer to the metro, which provides direct transportation to the airport. You can easily purchase train tickets using the automated machines located at the stations.

Bus

Buses from the city center offer convenient transportation to the airport 6 days a week. Buses to the airport do not operate on Sundays, so if you are traveling on Sunday you have to use a different transportation alternative.

Buses X77, X78, and X79 provide transportation from the city center to the airport and are accessible from Eldon Square or Ponteland.  

Car

The airport is accessible by road via the A1 motorway and road A696. The drive to the airport from the city center should take no longer than 15 minutes under normal traffic conditions. The long-term and short-term parking options available at the airport make driving to Newcastle Airport even easier and more enjoyable.  

Limousine Rental

There are many limousine and luxury vehicle rental options in the city that you can use as a transportation alternative to get to the airport. If you would like to take advantage of the limousine service provided by Newcastle Airport and Emirates, you can call 0845 223 2000 to make a reservation and get more detailed information about pricing. Limousine services pick you up from your home or hotel and provide quick and convenient transportation to the airport.

Bicycle

Biking in the city is one of the most preferred methods of transportation by locals and visitors. Designated bicycle lanes all throughout the city make biking to the airport an easy transportation alternative. There are free bicycle parking areas located just outside of the airport terminal for passengers arriving by bicycle. If you don’t have heavy luggage or aren’t in a hurry to catch your flight then biking to the airport can be an interesting and unique experience.

Airport Information

Newcastle Airport is located about 10 km from the city center. The airport offers passengers a variety of services to meet their pre-flight and post-flight needs. Thanks to the airport’s expansive parking lots you can easily park your vehicle at the airport for a short or long period of time. If you want to take advantage of the long-term parking options at the airport then please call 0191 214 4341.

The airport has stores where you can buy perfume, cosmetics, and accessories. Stores where you can go shopping include Accessorize, Boots, Cuba Lily, Traveller, WH Smith, World Duty Free and Xpress PodShop. The Aspire and Aspire Plus Lounge offers passengers private lounge services, complimentary snacks, and a relaxing environment where Newcastle travelers can enjoy waiting for their flight.

Places where passengers can get a bite to eat or something to drink include Burger King, Upper Crust, M&S, Greggs, Cabin, The Beer House or Bar11. The airport terminal also offers passengers free internet access for 45 minutes and public computers. 

Last Updated: June 10, 2019
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